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zvault-restore(1) -- Restore a backup or subtree


zvault restore [OPTIONS] <BACKUP> <DST>


This subcommand restores a backup or a backup subtree BACKUP into the folder DST.

The backup or backup subtree given by BACKUP must be in the format [repository]::backup_name[::subtree] as described in zvault(1). If repository is omitted, the default repository location is used instead.

If --tar is set, the data is written to a tar file named DST. In this case DST must not exist.

If --tar is not set, the data will be written into the existing folder DST.


  • --tar:

    Write the backup to a tar archive named DST instead of creating files and folders at this location.

    This option can be used to export a backup that can be imported again using zvault-backup(1) with the --tar flag.

  • -h, --help:

    Prints help information

Copyright (C) 2017 Dennis Schwerdel This software is licensed under GPL-3 or newer (see LICENSE.md)